Fair day. Dull with
rain indications. Down to
office. Mr J Stewart called
at our place before we had break
fast to enquire about a house I
have for sale in Cole Street. Gave
him pars [particulars] of same & he went to
see it & then signed agreement to
but at £600 & paid deposit of
£20/-. Mr Mason up from Feath
-erston re completion of his
purchase from Price. Saw O
Pragnell re same & arranged
for completion next week.
Gretta, Jack & Norma went
to the Picture show at night.
Received letter from Bertha
stating that they arrived quite
well at Cambridge Jack
Bertelsen & Mrs B meeting them
at the Franckton [Frankton] Station &
motoring then home.
Fair day. Dull with
rain indications. At office.
Mr Nicholson from Nelson
district called at office & dis-
cussed purchase of land in
Auckland district & I sub
mitted to him a blk [block] of 1664
acres at Pokeno at £8.10.6
pr ac [per acre] which he may go up and
look at. Down to chess at
night & there being a small
attendance our Capt [Captain] G A Jones
played, Warner, Holmwood &
myself simultaneously. I won
one game & lost one & then play
ed Thirtle & lost a haphaz
-ard game. Home a little be
Rain. Fine warm
rain doing a lot of good.
At office. Not much doing.
Attended a meeting of farmers
held in A & P rooms when
Mr J C Cooper addressed them
on the meat wool & general
produce question in respect
to Home markets.
Went down to nephew W K
Welch’s at night & played
him 5 games of chess of
which I won only one.
Cold rain from the South.
Showery. Down to office. Up to the
railway station to see Mother, Bern
& baby Brian off by train to Cam-
bridge to stay with Bertha’s sister,
Mrs H C Bertelsen. Very little do
ing at office.
At night time I transplant
ed mangels & cabbages.
Our local paper (The Age)
gives a marvellous account of an
adventure with a live Moa stated
to have taken place in the Urewera
Country inland from Gisborne.
The story is told by one who went there
with a native guide to explore the
district & got lost. A great storm
broke over the district & the horses
escaped, whilst the native guide
who had wandered off the track
did not return & our narrator
was left to his own resources.
Story continued tomorrow.
There are several ornithologists &
scientists now engaged hunting for the bird.
Very dry & oppressive.
Bern & I did an hour with
cross cut saw at the gum tree, be
fore breakfast. Down to office.
Saw Gawith re financing sale to
Bentley & left “Agreement For Sale”
with him. Mrs Mills in re pur
chase of house & offered £450 for
Pinkey Bros [brothers] in Wrigley Street but
offer not accepted.
Saw Arthur Welch re purchase
ing Kings house in Cole Str [Street].
After getting home from office I
banked up the late potatoes
which are making rapid strides
then fixed hose for spraying the
Very warm & dry wind.
Earth becoming extremely hard
for want of moisture. Dug potatoes
about 1 cwt & worked the ground
in the course of the digging.
Fine day. At office.
Mr Falconer in re purchase
of farm & will probably go up
& see my brother Wills next
week at Makomako.
Wrote Nathan & Co [Company] Auctioneers
etc Wellington re selling our
Taita property by Public
Auction. Saw Cooper of
Te Ore Ore re making an offer
for Oates farm at Opaki.